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Science and Happy Accidents

The Sound of Ideas
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:00am
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What do GPS and penicillin have in common? Both were unexpected results of scientific research. The mathematical framework for computer programming grew out of research on astronomy. Scientists learned how to build a microwave oven as they researched radar during World War II. John us a look at happy accidents that have revolutionized our lives. Originally aired 12/9/13.

Guests

Colin McLarty, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Mathematics Case Western Reserve University
Dante Centuori, director of creative productions, Great Lakes Science Center
Howard Ross, PhD, Associate director, NASA Glenn Research Center

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